This is my first post here, we are going to get my son an Intex pool for his birthday in a couple of weeks. I am going to start prepping and leveling the area tomorrow but I am having some issues deciding on the best placement for the pool. I am kind of overwhelmed, but trying to figure out the best placement and take it one step at a time!
We have enough grass area for up to a 24 ft, but it would eat up most of the yard, and we have 3 dogs who need the grass for play and pottying. Then we have a very level concrete area that is 11ft x 28ft, and a large non level concrete area with plenty of room for any of the intex pools.
I am thinking we will end up going with the 15x48 Intex, either the blue, or the grey (which is sturdier I believe?) I would like to go as big as possible, but with the added costs of leveling it might be the most we have room for in the budget.
If it goes in the large very non level area, I am thinking I will need to build a wood frame several feet larger than the pool, use pond liner or similar, and then have approx. 3 cubic yards of sand delivered to fill the area, then add foam or some other liner, then the pool. That is a lot of sand to try to deal with if the pool needs to be moved or something.
The place we really want it is the too small area next to the garage. Would it be possible dig out the grass and use pavers/sand to extend the concrete area then use foam over the whole thing. Can you forsee any major problems from having it partially on concrete, and partially on grass as long as the whole thing is level and stable?
The final and possibly most complicated option would be to cut some railing from our existing deck, remove a large ugly bush, and put the pool next to the deck, this would also be a existing concrete/part leveled former grass and paver area.